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This course is designed to enable those employed in relevant areas of the construction industry to gain a formal academic qualification (HNC Construction) and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with the Construction Design and Build Apprenticeship Standard.
The HNC Construction gives a broad introduction to construction based subjects and is seen as a sound footing for progressing to higher level study and for career progression within the industry.
The fact that the course follows an apprenticeship standard means that the apprentice can be assured that they will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of the subject area and that these will be gained as part of the academic course and within the workplace.
The full apprenticeship standard and assessment plan can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships.
2 years + EPA
Apprentices take six modules in total and three modules of study per year.
Most modules are taught across two semesters allowing development to be taken at a progressive pace. All modules are at Level 4 and carry a 20 credit weighting.
On successful completion of the HNC and EPA students will be eligible to progress onto the BSc Design and Construction Management Apprenticeship.
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This apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve full member or chartered status with the industry’s recognised professional bodies. The final assessment process for this apprenticeship will typically be partly representative of the review process required for professional registration.
Staff teaching on the course have a vast array of experience coming from a variety of academic and industry related backgrounds with many having close links with the professional bodies associated with these subject areas.
Apprentices on this course must be employed in relevant employment for the duration of the course.
The course will be a mixture of lecture, tutorials and practical based exercises and will be assessed by a wide variety of methods including, written coursework, presentations, projects and multiple choice examinations.
All students are allocated a personal tutor who they will normally meet with once per semester.
As an apprentice they will also be allocated a Skills Assessor who will be ensuring that regular progress reviews take place and that they are on track for completion of the apprenticeship.
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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2 years + EPA
An Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of a programme of study, an End Point Assessment and on-the-job learning. This means that in addition to meeting academic requirements, you’ll need to be employed in a role related to your apprenticeship. The process of applying depends on whether you have an employer to sponsor (and support) you.
If you are employed and your employer has confirmed they will support your apprenticeship:
You are welcome to submit an application via our application system. You’ll need to provide details of your employment/employer as part of the application. You’ll also need to ensure you and your employer meet the requirements – find out who can be an apprentice to see if you meet the entry requirements and employer commitments to find out more about your employer’s role.
If you are not employed:
If you’re a prospective apprentice, you can find out more about who can be an apprentice on our student pages.
Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.
Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.
There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.
We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
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The cost of the apprenticeship is paid fully by the employer (sometimes part funded by the government) through apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy is a pot of money some companies pay into, which all businesses have access to spend on the training costs of apprenticeships. Companies fall into two categories: levy-payers (who pay into the pot) and non-levy payers (who do not). You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers
The apprentice does not contribute toward the cost of study.
Apprenticeship standards are all assigned a funding band by the Government – these funding bands are the maximum amount the Government will fund via the levy towards a given apprenticeship standard. There are currently 30 funding bands ranging from £1,000 to £27,000.
Employers with less than 50 staff sending an apprentice aged 16-18 will have 100% of the training costs paid by the government. All employers who employ an apprentice aged 16-18 on the first day of teaching will receive a £1,000 incentive from the government. You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers.
Some modules include field with and site visits, which may be residential or outside the United Kingdom, ranging from three to five days. These are organised by the Division and students are required to contribute towards the cost. If there are any field trips or any course visits as part of your course, we will let you know in good time.
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